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I've got the silver on hand...but springing a Grand for the Furnace and associated hardware is on hold.

I've got other projects to complete first that might possible provide the needed casholine...
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y dont you use thermite to melt it?
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Melting point of silver 1762 F.

I have 14 years experience in Castings, so this is how I would do it.

Find a local Iron foundry that is small, and Ask if you can do a silver project at the end of a shift. I know one I worked at would have gone for this. This would be a flaskless small sand mold, you would heat the silver in a ladle with a long handle over there crucible of iron at 2800 F, and then pour your silver mold right on there pouring deck.

For better detail, you could ask a lost wax foundry to make your mold, then go to the Iron foundry to pour it.

Tons of factors suck as flask size, lift, and shrink factor ( the Silver will shrink 5% as it solidifies we can counter this with our gating and riser design)

If you find a foundry that will let you try this let me know and I will help as much as I can.

This is some light reading on silver I scanned.

http://www.hooverandstrong.com/blog/archives/28/

http://spot-on-cards.com/samples/pdfs/Brepohl.pdf
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Excellent! I'll see what I can learn. The shrinkage never occurred to me. That could be a problem.
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